This past week I was serving as a chaplain at our church camp and also teaching wilderness skills to kids. Multiple times during the week, I found that my efforts to plan didn’t always work out the way I anticipated. Instead, something else more fitting to the moment that I never could have planned would fall in place. I felt like God was trying to point out to me that I needed to trust that when my efforts are faltering, the Lord has something different in mind. The week was a lesson in trust. Today I received a pop quiz.
Today, through a serious of small mishaps, I missed a flight and found myself stuck at an airport in Memphis, Tennessee. Rather than getting sucked down in a pit of pity and stress I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and shoot a video post right in the airport. Today’s events and my post are a reminder that God is ultimately in control. Our job is to pray, trust, and embrace opportunities when our expectations do not unfold as we hope. In the video I also address two common traps we fall into when disappointed: “what ifs” and “the blame game.” I hope you enjoy it. Blessings from The Practical Disciple.